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minister said crimea must remain part of his country. john kerry is trying to cajole the russians to play nice, but he appears to have little leverage. james rosen is traveling with secretary kerry in paris tonight. >> joined by aides inside the ambassador's residence in paris, john kerry squared off once more against russia's long time foreign minister, sergey lavrov, one of the least charitable diplomats who had already telegraphed how little the kremlin will concede by the an exation of crimea in southeastern ukraine, home to the warm water fleet. >> some special alert measures have been adopted to control the fleet because as our president said we're not going to allow any blood to be spilled. the problem should be solved in the february treaty. >> that was moscow's way of saying despite last month' bloody clashes in kiev which killed scores of protesters and sent the president fleeing the capital, they yard yanukovych as president. ukraine's new foreign minister who travelled to paris aboard kerry's plane disputed it. >> not only about ukraine but the future of russia and how russia
into ukraine air space. watching it all very closely is united states. secretary of state john kerry discussing rising tensions this morning. >> we raise the issue of the airports, we raise the issue of armored vehicles and personnel in various places. while we were told that they are not engaging in any violation of the sovereignty and do not intend to, i nevertheless made it clear that that could be misinterpreted at the moment, and there are enough tensions that it is important for everybody to be extremely careful not to inflame the situation, and not to send the wrong messages. >> most crimeaens are ethnic russians. ussr collapsed in 1991, crimea became part of an independent ukraine. >> this is the tension that exists within ukraine itself. this is an east-west tension right within ukraine. >> a crimea is home to one of the major naval bases as well as pipelines that pump natural gas from russia. ousted president viktor yanukovych surfaced for the first time in public since fleeing the capitol last week. he spoke in russia. >> i intend to keep fighting for the future of you vain against t
family forced him to leave ukraine. he's now in southern russia. secretary of state john kerry spoke on the phone with his russian counterpart friday and said he made it clear to the russian foreign minister not to intervene. >> the question is whether or not what is happening now meeting crossing a line in any way and we're going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> reporter: the obama administration wants to focus on the political transition in ukraine's capital to help keep the country stable. craig boswell for cbs news, the state department. >> secretary kerry planned to meet with the russian foreign minister next week in rome to talk about the situation in ukraine. ill gun owners in virginia now have a -- >>> gun owners in virginia now have a way to protect themselves if they are perhaps charged with some sort of gun law violation. former virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli opened the first of its kind virginia law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of gun owners. peggy fox talked to cuccinelli today to find out more about it. >> reporter: ken cu
and this morning, secretary of state kerry suggesting an aid package for crew yan. david cameron announcing boycott the paralympics in sochi to this start week. we have three reports, ian williams is in ukraine. we start with ian williams. >> reporter: craig, good day to you from the center of the slightly bizarre spectacle of protesters in the shadow of a statue of lenin. but at same tootimes, yesterday of supporters of the new government in kiev leaving dozen injured. sinister when we saw a militia-type group take over the city hall here. now, they broke in, they stayed there for a day. then equally as mysteriously, they disappeared sunday morning. and today, there were lines of riot police waiting out the front. now, the protesters here in the shadow of lenin have their own barricades. they have their own flowers, pictures. but these are of former riot policemen that died in the clashes in kiev a few days ago. they are clearly very encouraged by events in crimea and hope russia will react here. the big fear, of course, is that russia is trying to kree yacrea situation, stir up chaos and instabil
hospital. >> secretary of state john kerry will travel to kiev on tuesday to meet with ukranian officials. kerry's trip comes as a response to russia's military advance into ukraine. kerry has raised the possibility of issuing economic sanctions and visa bans. russian forces are surrounding three military bases in the strategic crimean peninsula. this is prompting fears an armed conflict could break out at any moment. . uniformed gunmen can be seen in crimea, but, with no identifiable insignia, who they are or where they are from is still unclear. the majority of crimeans are ethnic russian and moscow keeps a naval base there. while many there are welcoming the russians-- ukraine's interim prime minister has another message for moscow. >> we urge the president to pull back his military. >> however.russia says they are only trying to protect their interests in the region. secretary of state john kerry called it "an incredible action of aggression" and threatened very serious economic consequences. economic pressure may not be enough. ukraine's ambassador to the u-n says he wants military s
in the crimean peninsula. john.s. secretary of state kerry says that putin will suffer record cautions for what he calls an incredible act of aggression. >> he is going to lose all the glow that came out of the olympics. his $60 billion extravaganza. a sochit going to have g-8. he may not remain in the g-8 if this continues. he made find himself with asset freezes on russian business. american business may pull back. there may be of further tumble of the ruble. there is a huge price to pay. >> a lot of threats. to meetaveled to kiev with european ministers. the world is trying to determine what is mr. putin's next move. our guest -- we have the advanced study director and richard falkenrath also joining us. also another guest on the phone. we will start with you. threats or will they go anywhere? >> no, i think they are very real. as secretary of state kerry , the ruble fell. the stock price in russia fell more than 10%. >> ok, you say that it has an effect. i come back with, why is putin not backing down? >> because putin has made an economic and military calculation -- a political and militar
. >> the ukrainian prime minister says we're on the brink of disaster. >> secretary of state john kerry calls it an invasion. >> are you willing to show solidarity with the ukrainians. >> absolutely. >> this is a conversation about obama's leadership pure and simple. >> we have a weak and indecisive president. >> president obama needs to do something. >> i would hope americans would focus on condemning the actions of putin. >> winter showing no signs of slowing down. >> this is part of a massive storm system. >> approaching 5 feet of snow. i'm tired and it's in march. >> dramatic testimony on day one of the oscar pistorius murder trial in south africa. >> a tragic mistake driven by his fear of crime and vulnerability. >> and the oscar goes to -- "12 years a slave". >> no matter where you're from, your dreams are valid. >> look at us. >> ready? >> today the tug of war over ukraine continues and international stability could hang in the balance. it is three days into what the white house is described as a russian invasion of ukraine and now vladimir putin is tightening his grip. today russia's
proposition for russia. >> reporter: the president is dispatching secretary of state kerry to kiev for meetings tomorrow with interim government leaders and parliamentarians. and he called on congress to act quickly on economic aid for ukraine. in brussels today, kerry's european union counterparts urged russia to take the path of mediation. carl bildt is sweden's foreign minister >> i think some in russia are still impressed by their military might. but i think after a while they will see the limitations. military might is not the way to make friends in europe, not to make friends in the world, and i think at some point in time they will start to see that. >> reporter: but in switzerland, russia's foreign minister, sergey lavrov, again said moscow was protecting russian citizens in crimea. and he lashed back at threats of economic penalties. >> ( translated ): those who attempt to interpret the situation as an act of aggression and threaten us with sanctions and boycotts, these are the very same partners of ours who consistently have encouraged political forces close to them to de
is weighing their options to tighten their grip on the country. john kerry is headed there tonight. russia has given a deadline of 10:00 p.m. eastern for two war ships to surrender or be seized. putin made his first public appearance today to watch military maneuvers in russia, and earlier today, president obama offered this warning. >> i think the strong condemnation that it's received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which russia is on the wrong side of history on this. if in fact they continue on the current trajectory they're on, we're examining a whole series of steps, economic, diplomatic, that will isolate russia. this will be a costly proposition. >> nato's counsel will hold an emergency meeting at the request of poland. it feels its security is threatened. bob, i want to go to you first. in any white house, you can be going along, you have your agenda, your state of the union and all of a sudden, something happens overseas and lands on the president's desk. what do you think of the developments? >> it hands on his desk at a time when his biggest negative is he's
you very much. secretary of state john kerry is in ukraine today. he addressed the situation in kiev about an hour ago, condemning russian aggression against ukraine. kerry said if russia doesn't pull back, there will be political and economic consequences. kerry spoke after tensions rose and then fell again in crimea. this is video of ukrainian troops marching near to russian forces, some might say provocatively. the russians fired warning shots. the ukrainians kept marching forward and after a few nervous moments, in the end the tension was defused. the commanders met. it is unclear what was said, but clearly, the situation then settled down just a bit. our steve sedgwick is in ukraine for us today. steve, are you getting the sense there on the ground that the situation is more calm today and i heard you spoke to the coo of a big investment bank. >> secretary of state john kerry was in town offering his full support, comforted by some of the putin comments but not all of them, of course. president putin speaking for the first time today about how he didn't see the need for force in
john kerry arrived in kiev's foggy independence square, paying tribute to protesters who died in sniper attacks. he condemned what he called russia's act of aggression. >> it is not appropriate to invade a country and, at the end of a barrel of a gun, dictate what you are trying to achieve. >> woodruff: kerry also met with ukraine's interim leaders, and announced a $1 billion economic package for the new government. meanwhile, there was more talk in the west of imposing sanctions on russia. even as moscow warned it would retaliate. foreign minister sergei lavrov spoke during a visit to tunisia. >> ( translated ): on our sanctions, i will not even exaggerate, we have always opposed unilateral sanctions. they never lead to anything good and i hope that our partners understand that this is counter- productive to political activity. >> woodruff: russia did agree to meet with nato representatives tomorrow, to discuss ukraine. and russian and world markets rose on those developments, and putin's words. >> woodruff: amid the tensions over ukraine, russia announced today it successfully test-fi
and secretary of state john kerry. speaking with someone in the ukraine with more on the fragile situation. have two sides saying they do not want this to escalate. both prepared to take further action. john kerry delivering that message. want todent obama and i make it clear to russia and everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. there is a better way for russia to pursue its legitimate interests in the ukraine. >> with russian warships on the coast, and troops around military bases, this part of the ukraine is under the world microscope tonight. >> >> i know president who in has a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations. i do not think that is fooling anybody. >> the threat is there. you have -- with a person taking part in the protests. threats of economic sanctions against russia may be their biggest help. today, it is the ukraine. tomorrow, russia will occupy lot via. -- latvia. it is a threat to the world. >> the russians caused alarm, flawed -- firing a ballistic missile in. that was preplanned before the invasion. not to be shown as a sign o
. >> secretary of state john kerry says climate change is the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction. >> the largest construction project we see on the books. >> republicans calling for this and say it's too big for jobs. >> have a single republican leader stood with us throughout this time? >> obama administration's own folks have said, no, this is not going to do damage. >> what would hold him back from saying yes? >> if there's a crack, a leak, it's in that water. >> we need to step up and do something about it. >> listening to your body against the gears of the machine. this madness must stop. >> we will stand the ground, yes. >> gooed to have you with us tonight. thanks for watching when i was 11 growing in up norfolk, virginia, the vietnam war was rolling, protests started to take place on campus at old dominion university. in washington things started to get heated up. april 1965, april 17th, 25,000 people who showed up to protest the vietnam war. they wanted it over with. and then one month later at uc berkeley, in may of '65, there were 30,000 people. fast forward to 1967, t
this off ramp. >> this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrived. >> kerry's arrival coin sides with a proposed pact -- >> will europe go along with the united states to make it truly effective? >> there's not a clear black and white. >> that's because europe and the u.s. aren't entirely on the same page. >> merkel basically questioned putin's state of mind. >> he is living in a different world and the europeans understand that. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. >> in a press conference today, vladimir putin said i am certain that the ukrainian military and the russian military will not be facing each other. they will be on the same side in a fight. but hours before he said that, russian troops outside a ukrainian base fired warning shots at unarmed ukrainian soldiers who were marching towards them. according to vladimir putin, those were not russian troops, but, as he put it, quote, local defense units. putin continued to deny that russian troops have invaded ukraine. putin had this to say about what he called the united states med
no immediate need to invade the ukraine. john kerry will meet the russian minister in paris. we have pictures of him in madrid talking with his spanish counterpart. >> he said that they were encouraged from abroad. let's get the latest on the situation. let's go to ryan chilcote. >> we are joined by the president of georgia and the republic of georgia. he made a war of russian. what brings us to the ukraine? it has been many years and i was persona non grata. as soon as he was ousted, i was have two expect that we will help with advice because we have experienced. >> are you part of the anti-russian crowd. >> we all became friends. way, they did not really want to. >> what is the endgame? it is historical and sentimental. american companies are there. what has happened is that russia loves the biggest buyer of gas in europe and it has really shrunk. potentially, they have big energy plans for europe. >> it is not proven yet. >> if it turns out that american companies are there -- >> let me ask about the united states. >> yeah. crimea, the have gas and -- but let me ask you about the united st
. high-stakes talk to end the tense, tense armed standoff in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with officials from russia and ukraine. is there a way out of this impasse? we'll bring you live team coverage on the very latest. >>> dramatic testimony kauflg an olympic hero to break down in tears. the details of his girlfriend's death who hard to hear. happening right now, the blade runner back in court on trial for murder. we're live with who's on the witness stand at this moment. >>> the deep freeze, it is ending. temperatures this morning finally on their way back up. but it's not all good news. there's another snowstorm brewing. indra petersons is tracking the very latest for us. >> good morning, i'm john berman. >> it's 5 a.m. in the east. there's a lot going on around the world. let's begin in ukraine where tensions in the east and west are escalating this morning with little sign of a resolution. the secretary of state john kerry sitting down with his ukrainian counterpart. later today, we'll talk with russia's foern minister. now vladimir putin insists those armed
. secretary of state john kerry is set to meet with his russian counterpart today to try and talk through mounting tensions in ukraine. yesterday secretary kerry visiting kiev bringing with him prayers for slain proeste estesd a $1 billion aid package. he responded to vladimir putin's perplexing news conference, saying military force remained an option but said no forces were occupying crimea. >> he denied there were any troops occupying crimea. >> he really denied there were troops into crimea? >> yes, he did. >> it's clear russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. so today in another part of this country, we're in a new phase of the struggle for freedom and the united states reaffirms our commitment to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law. condemn the russian federation's act of aggression and we have throughout this moment evidence of a great transformation and in that transformation, we will stand with the people of ukraine. >> a lot of really positive reviews, mika, of kerry. >> peggy noone this morni
-bye. ♪ >>> the offramp may be approaching as vladimir putin appears to soften his stance. secretary kerry tries to steer the ukraine cries toys a resolution on the ground. >>> texas takeaways. democrats like the top of their ticket, but there may be a catch as republicans find the oldest member in congress facing a runoff, and next generation bush on the path to statewide office. >>> plus, as new poll numbers again show rising support for same-sex marriage, a kentucky legal case fight gets emotional. we'll talk to the state's attorney general, jack conway. >>> and good morning from washington. it's wednesday, march 5th, 2014. and this is the "the daily rundown," i'm kristen welker in for chuck todd. we begin with the crisis over ukraine where all the action seems to be on the diplomatic front. this morning, secretary of state john kerry kicked off a meeting of the u.n. security council in paris, designed to try to end the standoff in the ukrainian region of crimea. kerry began by reading a 1994 agreement he says has been righted by russia's incursion. >> the united states of america and russian federati
john kerry and potential sergey lavrov. we'll keep you updated. they're trying to find an exit to this crisis. we have heard from secretary kerry once. here he was earlier laying the foundation before the talks began. >> the united states of america, the russian federation, and the united kingdom of great britain and north ireland reaffirm their obligation to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of ukraine. weapons will not be used against ukraine. >> congress is stepping in, and russian president vladimir putin, here was speaker boehner this morning on the subject. >> steps that have not been taken over the last three or four years frankly allowed putin to believe that he could do what he's doing without -- without any reaction from us. but given where we are, we're here in a bipartisan way trying to irk with with the president. >> john boehner urging more action and the u.s. is not alone in offering up assistance. the european union is now offering a massive aid package, $15 billion to the interim yo ukrainian gov
options and setting the stage for the next step. secretary of state john kerry is leading the diplomacy from paris now, where he's getting ready to meet with his russian counterpart in the next hour. earlier he met with ukrainian foreign minister and british foreign minister. back in washington, president obama is pushing that diplomatic off-ramp to russia, pull back troops, instead let international monitors make sure ethnic russians are okay. the president spent nearly an hour yesterday talking to the key european player in all of this, german chancellor angela merkel, and he told democrats at a fundraising dinner last night, "we may be able to deescalate over the next days and weeks, but it's a serious situation and we're spending a lot of time on it." at a budget event yesterday, he struck a similar tone. >> president putin is pausing for a moment and reflecting on what's happened. there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. i know president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but i don't think t
through. thank you very much. >> kerry kennedy, daughter of robert kennedy and niece of jfk. driving under the influence of a drug. yes, she took a sleeping pill accidentally before crashing into a tractor-trailer in july of 2012. no one was hurt in the accident on that new york interstate. she would have faced up to a year in jail if convicted. more on the case shortly and a little bit of analysis to see if the kennedy name factored into the out come. we will talk to jane velez mitchell. did kerry kennedy's celebrity influence the jury. that's coming up and whether or not the defense will be popular. actor seth rogan rips lawmaker who is either left or didn't bother to show up for his testimony as he was talking about his mother-in-law suffering alzheimer's disease. does he have a point? we will get into that. also people bracing for mudslides in the west and brand-new video of this rescue. we will play it for you ins it entirety. stay here. [ male announcer ] did you know that if you wear a partial, you're almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth? try poligrip for partials. p
the russian flag over the peninsula. a move they call a declaration of war. secretary of state john kerry says the move sun acceptable and the u.s. is not ruling out any responses. amy kellogg joins from us kiev. amy? >> reporter: jon, top of it all the most intense fog has just descended upon kiev. we're right in front ever the independence square where all the protesters gathered all those months and there are a few hundred diehards out in the cold, trying to keep spirit up and drum up support for a united ukraine in the face of these threats. the latest ultimatum coming to according to ukraine's defense ministry from russia's black sea fleet, saying if ukrainian bases don't evacuate by 5:00 p.m. local time, they will storm them, russian troops will storm them. given that most people acree at this point, russia has complete operational control over crimea, it is not clear what this latest escalation will accomplish. but it is also not clear from what we've been seeing what the endgame here is for russia. it is bizarre that it is almost old news that russian troops fanned out across crimea an
block the president's budget and offer one of their own. secretary of state john kerry has landed in kia for talks about the future of ukraine. itsce on reducing dependence on russian natural gas, we ask mike to hear from both senator kerry and president obama. putinheard from vladimir for the first time since the outbreak of the prices -- crisis. ryan joins us now from kiev. how did you interpret vladimir putin's remarks? >> the main thing about 's presst putin conferences that we got a sense of what he is thinking. ultimately copy is the only person who knows where this conflict is going to go. for the take away was time being he has no intention to escalate things. he said several things during that press conference, one, he said that he saw no need to send troops into ukraine yet. that was a bit cryptic, because ukraine says there are already 16,000 russian troops in crimea. what he needs, i think, is beyond crimea. into eastern ukraine. he also said that russia has no intention of fighting a war with ukraine, and that russia would ,nly send troops into ukraine eastern ukraine, becau
responding. secretary of state john kerry warned russia that any military action in the ukraine would be a grave mistake. >> russia needs to be careful in the judgments that it makes going forward here. we are not looking for confrontation. but we are making it clear that every country should respect the territorial integrity here. the sovereignty of the ukraine, russia has said it will do that. and we think it's important that russia keeps its word. lou: the russian counterpart fireback. warning the west and in sourcing decisions upon the ukrainian government. >> t is dangerous and counterproductive to try to force upon the ukraine the choice that you are with us or against us. it has to be part of a global european family that is meaningful of the term. lou: the permian pill in slow region the opposing groups, and some cases people getting killed. two people were killed in the demonstrations and riots in more than 30 hospitalized. drawing the ukraine back into the russian sphere. and it's not likely going to allow this to go without a fight. joining s is lieutenant colonel bill co
. and obama responding. secretary of state john kerry warned russia that a military action in the ukraine wouldbe a grave mistake. >> russia needs to be careful in the judgments that it makes going forward here. we are not looking for confrontation. but we are making it lear that every country shod respect the territorial integrity here. the sovereignty of the ukraine, russia has said it will do that. and we think it's imortant that russia keeps its word. lou: the russia counterpar fireback. warng the west and in sourcing decisions upon the ukrainian government. >> t isangerous and counterproductive to try to force upon the ukraine the choice that you are with us or aginst us. it has toe part of a global ropean family that is meaningful of the term. lou: the permian pill in slow region tthe opposing groups, and some cases people getting killed. twpeople were kied in the demonstrations and riots in more than 30 hospitalized. drawing the ukraine back into the russian sphere. and it's not lely gog to allow this to go without a fight. joining s is lieutenant colonel bill collins. it's good
, secretary of state john kerry, seemingly walking back the administration's threats that have been made over the course of recent days. despite overwhelming evidence that russia is indeed meddling in ukraine's affair. statements are statements, words are words, we have all learned. that it its actions this follow on choices that make the greatest give ripts. difference, we'll watch caref carefully and hopefully that russia will join us in effort to help shore up the economy, pull the country together and provide a road forward. lou: administration through john kerry's words extending an open hand seeking it sounds like a partnership with the russians, after president obama made is clear that there were potentially grave consequences awaiting russia. president himself, has not addressed this crisis since width of last -- wednesday of last week when he issued this warning that then president yich dwrich. > yanukovich there will be consequences if people step over the line, include making sure ukrainian military dud not step in in when should be a sit of issues that can be resolved by civil uni
and wine hollywood . the i. second tuesday john kerry has said he still looks good israel and the palestinians to agree on the framework three peace deal by lay people with any final deal could take an additional nine months or more. carrie brought the two sides together back in july after a three year cap originally anticipated the final agreement being reached after nine months while us officials have not revealed what might you into a framework is likely to include the possible outcomes on key issues such as borders security palestinian refugees and the status of jerusalem despite a little progress made kerry says he remains committed and determined to reach a deal is in the region more than a dozen times since july. recently both sides have softened their stance is while doubting the effectiveness of the us secretaries efforts kerry recently came in for heavy criticism from israeli politician some accusing him of being an anti semite trucking kerry to suddenly rediscovered his jewish roots recruiting his brother tribute to the israelis that his great uncle was a holoca
vietnam, cuba, venezuela, ni caragua singapore and other countries and back in november secretary kerry said the monroe doctrine is dead. did he just waved the flag for russian expansionism? >> that is one of many that the administration has been waving. as clap to america the monroe doctrine is not popular and tell it is needed then they want to know where the united states is of central and south america are very worried about russian participation adventurism and a return of russian military shows that putin thinks he is achieving his objective to reestablish hegemony and he goes for world power status again. no doubt. lou: i don't know what status about obama of the secretary kerry suggested the united states was rejecting the monroe doctrine because it would concern our neighbors to the south. which is the exact opposite but which is to protect the hemisphere spinet the whole point is so unnecessary. putin plays a long -- losing and long term because there energy reserves are depleting in western siberia , he needs western technology to develop eastern siberia. if united states had
it a declaration of war. john kerry says the g8 countries are all ready to isolate russia. jennifer glasse is live in the capital of crimea now. earlier this morning you witnessed a pretty tense stands off have things calmed down at all since then? >> reporter: well, as darkness falls here, morgan in crimea, at that base about a 20-minute drive from here things were getting a little bit settled the two commanders had spoken to each other. the ukrainian commandser and russian commander had agreed to stand down their alert stat to us calm things down, they agreed the ukrainian had an armored vehicle with a gun pointed straight at -- straightforward. they asked to make the turan it's go a little bit hire so it wasn't pointed directly at them to calm things down, but the base is still surrounded by those russian forces. the russians were beding in for the night. they came in 100 trucks, they were building tents, things were quiet but the ukrainians standing guard say they won't give up their arms or the armored vehicles the russian said they wanted to come in and secure that base. but the ukrainian of
of tension increasing. and now decreasing. >> john kerry will arrive in kiki kieve. how important is it to have america's most senior diplomate on the ground there. what will the reception be to s secretary kerry? >> he will get a warm reception here. the government has been pleading for help. we have heard a lot of words coming out into it so we are e x expecting at the end of the day they need to get the russians onboard. they still have a lot of work to do. >> we have cnn's barbara starr on the phone as well. is there anything to indicate 6,000 russian troops on the ground complete operational control that russia's military moves are slowing down? i imagine that sceptics might say that could be a delay tactic? >> well, that is really the critical point right now. fact finding missions discuss e all of that and there is hope that will work. frying to give putin light at the end of the day to work towards how can he make a choice and still keep the russian pride. but putin might not be the least interested in any of that. he has 6,000 troops in crimea in just a few days now. russ
was probably the strongest threat secretary kerry threatening to isolate russia economically and politically he's like an acid resistant these events he said russia may not remain the g eight deal with threats and there was chris is a lesson. it's really nineteenth century behavior in the twenty first century and there is no way to start with. you just don't invade another country on phony pre tax. in order to assert your interest will be interviewing never asked and what about iraq. what about constant threats to use force coming from washington. even though secretary kerry has not received those question basically cross the minds of those who saw the interview since when does the united states government change and even the subscribe and friends and family the concepts of solvency and over winter. it's the best clean up the nets at the moment succeeded with the backing militants with a border crossings in the north and east of the country thinking to admit its media assets leading to remain tight jeans. we're all basically didn't do that when they attacked serbia because fundamentally strong
iraq. what about constant threats to use force coming from washington. even though secretary kerry has not received those question basically cross the minds of those who saw the interview since when does the united states government change and even the subscribe and friends. the concepts of solvency and over and said it's the best clean up the nets at the moment succeeded with the backing militants with a border crossings in the north and east of the country. thinking to admit its media this weekend to remain tight jeans we're all basically didn't do that when they attacked serbia because fundamentally strong mexican artist co stars in the unilateral declaration of independence the united states government it pays lip service to soften the contents of real integrity. it kicks into this during this sunday and his secretary kerry was also asked about israel and the premise that if any of those upcoming visit to mt the peace process. of course on those issues would hurt a very different secretary kerry careful diplomatic calling for negotiations. no appeals to the wind charter not to worr
the pressure on. u.s. secretary of state kerry flies to kiev. good morning everybody. we are live from europe's headquarters here in london. my colleague francine lacqua is off today. we begin with the market reactions to the crisis in the ukraine. investors are selling off russian and western assets on concerns that we are seeing a standoff between russia and the west intensify to a level we have not seen, really, since the end of the cold war. jonathan ferro joins us with the details of the selloff in russia, while caroline hyde takes a closer look at what is happening to european companies and markets. >> russian equities down eight 8.5%.lf percent -- that was for one reason and one reason only, russia's central bank comes out and hikes to seven percent from 5.5%. they say the reason is to prevent inflation risks and ensure financial stability. it does not remove political risk. that is what is driving these markets. look in commodity markets, that is where you get the broader story. natural gas is up two percent this morning. his been up there since most of the morning. this is critical,
in ukraine. she will be traveling with secretary of state john kerry later this evening to kiev. what has been the u.s.'s reaction to russia's actions? >> we have seen at the highest levels, with over the weekend resin obama having that 90 minute phone call with president putin. today vice president item -- biden spoke to the prime , and also threatened increasing double monica, i economic isolation of russia to go forward -- diplomatic and economic isolation. we saw john kerry using big words, and the state department spokesperson today said that the u.s. would hold russia responsible for anything that goes wrong in crimea. the problem is, what can the u.s. do about it? >> what is the likely u.s. response to be, is military action likely? >> it is very unlikely. you are have not even heard, even when president obama said that russia would suffer the consequences of these actions, he never raised the threat of military force. and even though secretary kerry has said that all options are on the table, he admitted openly yesterday that nobody wants military action. even john mccain, usually
that claim as forces go in crima. they will try to figure out what to do. secretary of state john kerry leaves for the region tonight. >> reporter: bill with all of the militarization here there is concerns about missteps. someone on one side or the other doing something stupid to trigger a conflict. and misspeaking is a problem. there were threats if ukraineans did not surrender they will come in with a storm. this as russia tries to justify their military take over of crima. russian foreign minister said we are talking about the protection of our russian citizenship and the right to live and nothing more. protect from what? people are asking, it is not clear. the ferry terminal was taken over. sparking fears that moscow will use that route to put more troops in the ukraine. russia troops surrounded a marine unit and demanding they hand over stock piles. they have not complied with the russian demands. the russians told them they were there to protect against mauraiders. ukraine called this an act of war. all of the steps taken over the weekend. president obama putin is coping a low p
would expect a a embarrassing insense tomorrow while kerry is in ukraine. in theory, if principal, total sanctions would hurt russia but lou, it is academic, it is not going to happen, europeans wils s wail and cry, and wring their hands, europe will do business with russia, and china will do business with russia and iran circumstance before the end of his term, patrio barack obama will do business with russia, putin has already 1. lou 1 -- run. lou: markets in the world, stock down 14%. these are dramatic moves, russia is vulnerable on a certain level. >> well, yes, i do think so. in principle, but i just do not believe that the obama administration can provide sufficient robust leadership to concern europe ane anes to impress sanctions, there is so much that could be done but you hear just cancels visas, they can live without, that you have to hit bank accounts and trade, and kick them out of a g-8, keep them out. and then germans don't top do, that i don't see western unity, but looking atputin, he knows what he wants and he will do what it takes to get it it is a tragedy we have a we
's strength any more. >> ian williams is joining us from a foggy kiev this morning. kerry is landing there in an hour and entering a diplomatic hornet's net. what do we know on his agenda today? >> reporter: good morning, thomas. the secretary of state will land here into a very foggy and drizzle be kiev about an hour and a half from now. primarily as a show of support for ukraine's interim government. he'll be meeting government leaders. he also will be going to parliament here. at which protesters have already been gathering and urging the government and john kerry to take a tough line against moscow. we are probably going to hear tough words. certainly there will be some pretty combative recognize r ii john contrary. the ukrainians are keen to see what he can put on the table and what support there might be for an economy here which is in free-fall. his visit, of course, coinciding with the visit from the imf looking at ways to rescue the beleaguered economy. certainly they will be looking to see what sort of firm spo support, what measures kerry can put behind the strong words we
>>> secretary of state john kerry heads to ukraine as the u.s. considers sanctions against russia while president vladimir putin calls off russian military exercises. >>> snow, ice and single-digit temperatures make travel a hazard along the mid-atlantic region. >>> and lebron james is nearly unstoppable as he scores the >>> and lebron james is nearly unstoppable as he scores the most points of his nba career. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 4th, 2014. >>> good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, as the ukrainian crisis deepens, a new chill has settled over u.s./russian relations. the president met with this national security council monday to consider u.s. responses short of direct military action. the president says, quote, russia is on the wrong side of history. the pentagon moves to cancel military cooperation with russia. bilateral trade talks have been put on hold. the president called on congress to approve an aid package for the new ukrainian government. and the u.s. could get support from the european union
. >> the crisis in ukraine, two developments this morning: first, secretary of state john kerry is in kiev as tensions between ukraine and russia escalate. second, in the last few hours, russian presidents putin went before t cameras to address the situation. abc7 news reporter is in washington with the latest. >>> good morning, world powers are warning president putin to withdraw before the situation explodes. so far, he has not budged. >> russian president putin is not back down. today he called the new government illegitimate say it took power as a result of a coup and has ordered some troops on the border to return home tensions are high. >> with the russian air force in the skies and russian boots on the ground and the russian navy patrolling the ports putin controls the crimea region a huge escalation raising tensions around the globe. russia says the troops are protecting shall be citizens from the unrest sparked by protests that led to the out of thing of the president. >> the country is plunged into chaos. all military exercises are put on hold by the pentagon. president obama is
welcome again riley of the u s secretary of state to joan kerry has left the us to visit you crying has he arrived of course and a can you tell us the latest on the standoff there. and it is supposed to arrive some time at midday it's just past eleven am here so we do expect them here in the coming hours we know that we'll be speaking but to the press about five thirty pm so in about six hours time here and up. according to sources is expected to lay flowers on institutes dial which is on the other side of the maya done behind me the independence square if you can make it out through the fog couple hundred meters behind me. that was the scene of some of the deadliest violence here of down to about ten days ago now. one of things to note falling about what you said is this announcement but we will likely be well received in the timing or the timing of john kerry's visit because a lot of the concern here is not just been over a russian presidents in crimea in russian so of gaining a stronghold there that perceived hear the many reports from other ukrainian cities particularly the border citi
incident. nine cents and i never even existed. us secretary of state john kerry heads to kiev. robin hanson. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu readies his speech to the biggest pro israel lobby in washington monday let me tell drop the bomb i think that the compromise stance. and a cheery as a president officially declares he'll seek a controversial full term. the guy makes a rare appearance in order to file. watching the sunset johnny asked me to. first a supposed deadline from russia for ukrainian forces to surrender has come and gone without incident. but thousands of russian troops are still in place in a mainly russian speaking region of many a ukrainian military leaders say russia's black sea fleet commander gave them a deadline of three am to surrender or face attack a deadline that was officially denied to brush up on her fairy has been the ukrainian it though that's in the slavic to july's morton's the boston harbor. ukrainian that our cca for russian ships ever finishing isn't one other boat from leaving. or did it to surrender. crews say they have no intention of phishin
much larger. i am alisyn camerota. >> and i am bill hemmer. secretary of state kerry and president obama accuse putin of breaking international law. >> those are russian troops firing warning shots to the ukraine soldiers. >> harsh words and high tensions and two weeks after the blood bath in the square before me and secretary of state john kerry in kiev reported that he was terribly moved. there are caskets carried around the square to heroes never die and people saying prayers for the victims, all of this as people talk about the absurdity of russian and ukranian brothers on the verge of going to war. this call, ukranians want the base back from the russians and the russians said they would shot and warning shots were fired. and tense moments in crimea and putin said force would be against only terrorist. he blames the west for causing anarchy and all of the troops are not his but local defense forces and that caught secretary of state kerry by surprise. >> denied they are russian troops. and blamed the crisis on the united states. >> he denied there were troops in crimea? >> yes
will secretary kerry's visit help? and hillary clinton goes after putin with a nazi germany comparison. does that enhance her poll numbers? >>> and john travolta's mea culpa. >>> good morning. i'm thomas roberts. it's wednesday, march 5th. welcome to "way too early," trying to limit its flubs to one syllable. it depends on where you put the emphasis on the syllable. meeting with his russian counterpart to talk through mounting tensions through ukraine. secretary kerry visited kiev, bringing with him prayers for slain protesters and $1 billion aid package, paid tribute to the fallen on the street. claiming no russian soldiers were occupying crimea. >> he denied that there were any russian troops in crimea, occupying crimea. >> he really denied there were troops in crimea? >> yes, he did. >> i think that it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. >> trying to give putin room to save face and back off. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. president putin seems to have a differen
that the there are security implications not just for ukraine but for the entire world. john kerry, secretary of state and his russian counter foreign minister laborov meet in paris. >> reporter: europe and the united states trying to coordinate their position in the face of russian aggression. >> there will be sanctions targeting visas, economic negotiations if there is no de-escalation. >> reporter: de-escalation could come out of talks with the russian morning spin sergei labi --the russian foreign minister serge i laborov. >> i would like you to explain what you mean by special forces. we do not have power over them. they don't take our orders. over, the russian military, the black sea fleet are in deployment places and some special alert and control measures have been taken over the whole black sea fleet. as the president said we'll do everything to prevent bloodshed. >> reporter: the british raised possibility with the ukraine foreign minister also in paris that this is a chance not only for the west to talk with the russians, but for the ukrainians to do so. >> today we're going to use every diplomatic
, john kerry,'s job aofficerral operating iingapproval rating. 34% it is approval, sert of state, used strong words following a meeting with russia foreign minter lab officer, and president obama went back to campaign trail, pushing his campaign minimal wage hike and raise money for democratic national committee, here is secretary kery from paris. >> we met today to discus these issues, because we cannot and will not allow the upy iy the integrity of the sovereignty of the country of ukraine to be violated, and for those violations to go unanswered. lou: joining us to answer as many questions as possible, former pentagon official kit mcfarland, and doug schoan, and former white house political director matt. thank you. kt we start with you. these numbers are this president, do not bolster his standing in international community, at the same time, his secretary of state seems to be standing tall, to forgive the expression, and seemingly advancing u.s. interest successfully. >> i would not say successfully, just compared to w president looks like he is flailing, red line, over iran. oops
john kerry to issue these cautionary words. >> an intervention would, in our judgment, be a very grave mistake. it would be completely contrary to russian policies as stated now with respect to libya, syria, other places. and any acts -- the question is whether or not what is happening now might be crossing a line in any way and we're going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> cnn's ian lee is joining us live from kiev. what can you tell us about the airport and the air space closed? >> reporter: well, jake, the men that have taken this airport or who have been there, i think we don't know who they are but i think what we are seeing is the most telling. these are very professional looking soldiers. they have new equipment, new uniforms, and they are moving in a way that is not would be like a rag-tag force. we don't know why the air space has been closed. neither the civil administration here in kiev or in the crimea has given any reason why or when it will reopen again. but definitely tense times here. >> what do you know about reports of the russian military movi
with senator john kerry visiting this very spot, this very ground to pay respects to those that died here and crimea where we have correspondents and we'll get to all of that in the hour ahead. but i first want to set the keen here in the square. give you a sense of where we are. right now, we are on the edge of the independence square, one of the several roads that actually leads to the square. this is the first checkpoint, the first block aid that's still in effect. as we mentioned last night, protesters are still camping out here. you can see about a half dozen of them right here huddled before a fire trying to stay warm against the cold night air. it is about 3:00 a.m. here on wednesday morning. they are here because they refuse to leave until they say they see changes in the new interim government here in ukraine. the old president fled. you know that. he's now in russia. there's a new government here in power but until the protesters see the changes that they bled for and died for, they say they're going to stay here to continue to put pressure on and all the barricades are up. you
of his presidency. he's dispatching the secretary of state john kerry to kiev. let's check in with our white house correspondent. >> reporter: secretary kerry is making tough statements. he'll travel to ukraine and meet with new leaders there and offer strong u.s. support. the senior administration officials too have been making these, offering these warnings hammering russian president put decision-making on this saying he miscalculated as well as beefing up warnings that we will isolate with other nations russia internationally. the secretary of state is preparing for an emergency trip to the center of the crisis. it comes after president obama and his national security team worked through the weekend of the dangerous escalating situation in ukraine. the president spoke by phone with leaders of canada, france, germany, poland, the uk after an hour and a half call with vladimir putin himself. senior administration officials say obama flatly rejected putin's reasons for entering ukraine and taking over crimea, telling him to back out. but also offering ways forward through dialogue or
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